Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms
    YOU
    YOU
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Drop Dead Diva
    Drop Dead Diva
    Bring It!
    Bring It!
    Project Runway
    Project Runway
    Little Women: LA
    Little Women: LA
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    America
    America
    Witches of East End
    Witches of East End
    Devious Maids
    Devious Maids
    The Rap Game
    The Rap Game
    Army Wives
    Army Wives
    Child Genius
    Child Genius
    Killer Kids
    Killer Kids
    The Client List
    The Client List
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Escape from Polygamy
    Escape from Polygamy
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Hopelessly in Love
    Hopelessly in Love
    UnREAL
    UnREAL
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    Little Women: Dallas
    Little Women: Dallas
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    America's Supernanny
    America's Supernanny
    Preachers' Daughters
    Preachers' Daughters
    Kim of Queens
    Kim of Queens
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway All Stars
    7 Days of Sex
    7 Days of Sex
    Atlanta Plastic
    Atlanta Plastic
    The Trip to Bountiful
    The Trip to Bountiful
    The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
    The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
    Little Women: NY
    Little Women: NY
    Mom's Cooking
    Mom's Cooking
    One Born Every Minute
    One Born Every Minute
    Celebrity Home Raiders
    Celebrity Home Raiders
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    Born in the Wild
    Born in the Wild
    Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
    Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
    Deadly Wives
    Deadly Wives
    Under the Gunn
    Under the Gunn
    Cheerleader Nation
    Cheerleader Nation
    Project Runway Junior
    Project Runway Junior
    The Protector
    The Protector
    Jump!
    Jump!
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    True Tori
    True Tori
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Seriously Funny Kids
    The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
    The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
    How To Look Good Naked
    How To Look Good Naked
    A Sister's Revenge
    A Sister's Revenge
    Little Women: Terra's Little Family
    Little Women: Terra's Little Family
    Deliverance Creek
    Deliverance Creek
    Ms. T's Music Factory
    Ms. T's Music Factory
    Raising Asia
    Raising Asia
    Roseanne's Nuts
    Roseanne's Nuts
    Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
    Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
    The Grim Sleeper
    The Grim Sleeper
    Human Trafficking
    Human Trafficking
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Sea Change
    Sea Change
    Double Divas
    Double Divas
    Secrets of Eden
    Secrets of Eden
    The Pop Game
    The Pop Game
    Coming Home
    Coming Home
    The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
    The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
    Gold Medal Families
    Gold Medal Families
    My Partner Knows Best
    My Partner Knows Best
    Project Runway: Fashion Startup
    Project Runway: Fashion Startup
    Project Runway: Threads
    Project Runway: Threads
    My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera
    My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera
    Preach
    Preach
    The Big Fat Wedding Walk
    The Big Fat Wedding Walk
    Little Women LA Terra's Little Family
    Little Women LA Terra's Little Family
    Living With the Enemy
    Living With the Enemy
    Project Accessory
    Project Accessory
    Lovespring International
    Lovespring International
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Growing Up Supermodel
    Growing Up Supermodel
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Flowers in the Attic
    Flowers in the Attic
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
    Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
    Bringing Up Ballers
    Bringing Up Ballers
    Expecting Amish
    Expecting Amish
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    My Sweet Audrina
    My Sweet Audrina
    Petals On the Wind
    Petals On the Wind
    Starving in Suburbia
    Starving in Suburbia
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Lifetime Scary Movies
    Lifetime Scary Movies
    Love at First Flight
    Love at First Flight
    The Way Home
    The Way Home
    The Conversation
    The Conversation
    Million Dollar Shoppers
    Million Dollar Shoppers